23-Sep-2020 - Carlsberg A/S

Carlsberg brands win at the World Beer Awards 2020

Several Carlsberg brands have taken podium places in this year’s World beer awards. 2,200 entrants from 50 countries participated this year and a smashing 23 awards were awarded to Carlsberg Group brands from all over the world. The two strongest performers were Grimbergen and HK YAU.

A quick look across the Carlsberg Group’s portfolio shows us that the pursuit for better brewing and staying at the forefront of brewing science for over 170 years has brought us a diverse and powerful portfolio of products with global potential, each bringing their local heritage. It’s a portfolio to be proud of. The success in the 2020 World Beer Awards reminds us to celebrate our diversity and celebrate our fantastic brews.

"Great team work drives fantastic brands! I’d like to thank the Group Development, Brand, Design & Brewing teams for co-creating the award winning brews that today’s discerning consumers are increasingly looking for, namely the lower ABV Grimbergen brews, plus working with the Hong Kong team to create locally relevant winning craft brews for HK Yau. Lets raise a glass to award winning brews!" says Stephen Stringer, VP of Craft & Specialty and AFB at Carlsberg Group.

World Beer Awards

The World Beer Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all the international recognized styles, award and promote the world’s best beers to consumers and trade across the globe.

The taste categories range from Best Belgian Pale and Best International Lager to the more specific like Best Specialty Rye. There are strict guidelines on how the product must be in order to fit into a category and convey fair play, and ensure that the best beer is chosen on its merits rather than its brand. 

The awards are not exclusive to taste but also focus on the visual aspect of great beers such as bottle design and range design. HK YAU were particularly strong performers in these categories, taking gold in World's best re-design/re-launch. 

And the award goes to...

Product Name

Category

Prize

Country

Grimbergen Blanche lower ABV

Belgian Style Witbier

Country Winner

Poland

Grimbergen Blanche

Belgian Style Witbier

Gold

France

Yau Chu Pang Gau Yau Wheat

Belgian Style Witbier

Country Winner

Hong Kong

Sinebrychoff Crisp Wheat 0% (Koff)

Alcohol Free Wheat Beer

Country Silver

Finland

Grimbergen Double Ambre

Dark Belgian Style Dubbel

Country Silver

France

Grimbergen Double Ambre Lower ABV 

Dark Belgian Style Dubbel

Country Silver

Poland

Super Bock Abadia

Dark Belgian Style Dubbel

Country Silver

Portugal

Karhu Rye IPA

IPA Specialty

Country Silver

Finland

Karhu Spelt IPA

IPA  Specialty

 Country Bronze

Finland

Grimbergen Pale Ale lower ABV

IPA Specialty

Country Bronze

Poland

Super  Bock original

international lager

Country Bronze

Portugal

halida

international lager

Country Silver

Vietnam

Karhu 0,0

Lager light

Country Winner

Finland

Karhu 0,0

Lager Light

World Best Lager Light 

Finland

Huda Halida

Lager Munchner/Helles

Country Winner

Vietnam

HK YAU Bor yau lager

Hoppy Lager Pilsner

Country Silver

Hong Kong

Super Bock Seleccao 1927 Munich Dunkel

Dark Lager

Country Bronze

Portugal

YAU Fat Siu Yau Pale Ale

Pale American - Pale Ale

Country Winner

Hong Kong

Grimbergen Triple D'abbaye

Pale Belgian Style Tripel

Country Bronze

France

Super Bock Stout

Stout & Porters Sweet Stout

Country Silver

Portugal

HK YAU range

Best Bottle Range Design 

Country Bronze

Hong Kong

HK Yau fat siu yau pale ale

Best Label Design

Country Silver

Hong Kong

HK Yau Range

Best Re-design/Re-launch

Country Gold

Hong Kong

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